Math 317, Section 101
The following applies to all exams in Math 317:
No aids of any kind: no calculators, no notes, no books.
No cell phones, no ipods, no electronic devices of any kind.
If you miss one of the midterm exams for medical reasons, you need to
promptly inform the instructor, and provide a physician's note
specifically stating that you were medically unfit to write the missed
exam on that day. No make-up exams will be given.
Midterm Exam I. Wednesday, October 3.
The exam will cover all the material from Section 14
of the textbook, Edition 6
(except osculating circle and Kepler's laws). This is Section 13 in
Practice problems from 14.4: Do Problems 2, 5, 8, 14, 16, , 21, 24,
29, 41, 42.
Scan of these
The true/false quiz is recommended.
Review problems: Do Problems 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20.
Scan of quiz and review
Solutions to practice problems, quiz, and review problems are at connect.
Here is a practice midterm.
And here are solutions.
Here is a
another practice exam,
Here is the
exam with solutions. The class average was 16.8/22.
Midterm Exam II. Wednesday, November 7.
Roughly, the exam will cover all the material from Sections 17.1
through 17.5 of the textbook (Section 16.1 through 16.5 in 7E), with
the following two specifications:
We have emphasized the vector form of Green's theorem very strongly,
Formula 12, near the end of Section 17.5. (Section 16.5 in 7E).
We have talked extensively about the meaning of the curl of a vector
field in terms of angular speed of small paddle wheels inserted into a
fluid flow, and the meaning of the circulation of a vector field
around a simple closed curve in terms of a chain of boats floating on
the fluid flow, and the relationship between the two quantities (curl
and circulation) given by Green's theorem. This is material you are
responsible for. Here is a writeup.
Review problems: 1(a), 2, 4, 7, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21.
Solutions to review problems are at connect.
Here is a Practice
Exam with solutions.
Here is another
(There is an error in the solution to Problem 4.3. The line integral
is equal to f(end)-f(start), so the answer is -5/2, not 5/2. The
answer to 4.4 is -7/2.)
The actual exam
with solutions. The class average was 19.5/25.
Final Exam. Wednesday December 12, 8:30-11:00.
LSK 200 .
The exam will be 150 minutes in length.
The final exam covers all the material listed above under Midterm
Exams I and II, plus all material from Chapter 17/16, Sections 6 to 9 of the
Review problems: 25, 26(a), 29, 30, 33, 34, 37, 38, 39, 40.
Solutions at connect.
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